UCLA Biodesign Discovery Fellowship

The UCLA Biodesign Discovery Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity at a world-class health organization.  UCLA Biodesign utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assemble a team of fellows that tackle some of today’s most challenging clinical needs.  Development opportunities are aimed at transformative technologies – from advanced devices to sophisticated digital therapeutics.

UCLA Biodesign invites engineering, medicine, nursing, design, and computer science professionals to join us in our mission to transform healthcare. UCLA Biodesign maintains a strong commitment to diversity and equity  in healthcare innovation.  Fellows have the opportunity to leverage clinical and data resources at UCLA Health through clinical immersion across specialties.

Fellows receive curated instruction during an intensive bootcamp and mentorship throughout the program from industry professionals with domain expertise across the healthcare ecosystem.  

A dedicated UCLA Biodesign Discovery Fellowship track is available to current UCLA Health residents and fellows, and a Biodesign Business Creation Option Capstone is offered to executive and fully-employed MBAs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Biodesign Process

UCLA Biodesign Fellows follow a three-stage development process that forms the cornerstone of their entrepreneurial journey.  Over the course of the year-long fellowship, trainees learn the fundamentals of product development – from the identification of clinical opportunities to the initiation of a new venture.


Meaningful clinical opportunities


Solution development


Venture creation

What We Offer

Clinical Excellence

UCLA Health System, the No. 4 hospital in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Reports is home to over 3,000 clinical and scientific faculty experts in medicine.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

In addition to being ranked the No. 1 university for startup formation by the Milken Institute in 2017, UCLA is located adjacent to Silicon beach, a burgeoning tech hub

Competitive Stipend

UCLA Biodesign Fellows receive a monthly stipend and benefits

Fellowship Applications

The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is a competitive position seeking experienced professionals with:

  • Strong creative interest in technology development and / or proven record of entrepreneurial activities
  • Experience in product / software development, product design, or engineering preferred
  • An advanced degree in engineering or computer science (MS/PhD), design (MS), business (MBA), nursing (MSN), medicine (MD) or equivalent
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

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